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John Peyton LynchRoster ID 756
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1860|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Peyton Lynch, Class of 1860: Genealogy: Born- ca. 1839 at Lynch Point, near Pattersonville (now Patterson) St. Mary's Parish, LA Father- Richard Lynch; Mother- [first name unknown] Echols. Pat. Grandfather- Peyton Lynch; Pat. Grandmother- Ann Montgomery, who later married Benjamin Sutton. No information on Mat. Grandparents. Married- Ada Daniels Morse. Children- 1- Ester Lynch; 2- Richard Lynch; 3- Charley Lynch; 4- Hugh Lynch. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 17, 1856; Graduated- July 4, 1860 standing 10 in a class of 41. Civil War Record: Entered service July 26, 1861 in the Provisional Army of Tenn. with the unit that became Cap. John P. Lynch's Co. Tenn. Light Artillery; Late 1862- July 1863, detached to command 1st Tenn. Heavy Artillery, a river battery at Vicksburg, MS. Won praise for distinguished conduct during siege at Vicksburg; Captured at Vicksburg Jul. 4, 1863. Paroled July 7, 1863; Exchanged Dec. 20, 1863; Commanded his old company in Dept. of West Va. and East Tenn. for rest of the war. Careers: Assistant Professor of Tactics at VMI 1860-61; Physician after the war. Died- date of death unknown.|